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Why gender quotas in business and politics are ineffective at overcoming sexism

Updated Friday, 10th February 2017

Dr. Owain Smolovic Jones shows how boardroom quotas and all-women shortlists alone cannot change a culture of misogyny.

Cultural change is slow, difficult and dependent on everyone’s commitment in practice, not just rhetoric. Actually seeing successful women in the UK’s elected parliaments and assemblies is important, but embedding gender equality as something normal will involve a much longer and deeper process of engagement with identity and ethical practice in organisation and individual behaviour.

Read the article: Taylor, Scott and Smolovic-Jones, O. “Why Gender Quotas in Business and Politics Are Ineffective at Overcoming Sexism” Newsweek September 28, 2016

 

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